I spent Saturday morning sitting on the back of a pickup at the Walton County Agricultural Center, listening as the 4-H'ers and parents sat around in safety orange T-shirts waiting on each shooter's turn.
Local officials and citizens in the area had the opportunity to listen to an update on congress and ask Representative Hank Johnson, congressman of Georgia's Fourth Congressional District, questions on Saturday at a meet and greet held at the historic courthouse.
The Newton County Juvenile Court received permission from the Board of Commissioners to reapply for two grants.
The annual JROTC awards ceremony was held at the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6, March 28.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.34 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
A study, which ranked Georgia counties based on its combined health and economic stats, has ranked Newton County in the top 60 and Rockdale County in the top 25 in the state.
Newton County is finally bidding out its lawn care contract, which became a source of controversy this year when it was discovered the current contractor had operated without an up-to-date county business license.
Anyone looking to help save a life by donating blood can do so at upcoming blood drives hosted by the American Red Cross, the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S.
The county's gun-firing ordinance discussion got a reboot at Tuesday night's Board of Commissioners work session as the citizen committee looking at the ordinance gave some preliminary findings which appear to address many people's concerns.
Not only is Covington known as the Hollywood of the South, and as the filming location of many popular TV shows and movies, but it is gaining traction in the music department as well.
Newton County's website is set to get a complete makeover, a move county officials agreed was long overdue.
A woman was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly stealing baby shoes.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.39 at the Marathon station, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
A Newton County Public Works employee has been arrested and charged with molesting a 4-year-old girl.
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The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to approve two five-year contracts for lawn care and recycling services without seeking bids at their meeting Tuesday night. It was a decision that caused dissention between board members, something that has happened over the last few years.
Our Family Health Center has announced plans to relocate its Social Circle office and add an additional office in Monroe. Both offices will open on Feb. 18.
Update, 7:05 p.m.: The missing man who had a Mattie's Call issued for him has been found, authorities reported Tuesday evening.
The city of Covington has requested for additional candidates to consider for the position of city manager as the search for the position continues. It's a decision some council members are disappointed about, after a motion on approving finalist Craig Treadwell for the position failed.
UPDATE: A Covington woman was flown to an Atlanta area hospital with serious injuries after a crash on I-20 eastbound Monday morning, according to a Georgia State Patrol spokesperson.
Newton County Commissioner John Douglas is planning a run at Georgia's 10th congressional seat in 2014, hoping to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, whose wife announced days ago that Broun would be seeking the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
Accused of causing the deadly accident that killed Allison Bell in 2012, 18-year-old McKenzie Farrow Crowe was in court Friday for her status hearing, where several witnesses took the stand and answered questions about the night that Bell died.
Jonah Barnett had his biggest wish granted Friday when he was welcomed as the newest student at Cousins Middle School. And while starting middle school might not mean much to some kids, Jonah's story is a little different.
Some of Newton County's finest teachers and public safety officials tried their best to down pancakes as quickly as possible for the inaugural Covington Kiwanis Club's pancake-eating contest, with the highest total ending up at eight pancakes eaten in five minutes.
Police were called to a home on Emory Street when a woman noticed her Christmas lights had been cut.
Local legislators have been assigned to several committees for the 2013-2014 session, and some representatives have even been named as chairs of committees for the State House and State Senate.
The community has the chance to travel back in time by listening to the music played during the medieval time periods during a free concert in Covington.
Covington is slowly adding more retail options and Moe's Southwest Grill and Rainbow clothing store are the latest arrivals, agreeing to locate in the Newton Plaza shopping center on U.S. Highway 278.
Florida media are reporting that Covington man Tracy Andrew Isbell, 26, was arrested Wednesday night for a hit-and-run in Jacksonville, Fla. that left a local man seriously injured.
Dennis and LaQuanda Carpenter have been released from their contracts with the Newton County School System, following a settlement agreement between them and the Board of Education.